15.08.2022 - Wealth Price Index

Q2-2022: Trend reversal continues

The trend reversal on the markets for real and financial assets continued in the second quarter of 2022. Compared with the prior-year quarter, the price of private German household wealth rose by only three percent. Just a year ago, asset price inflation amounted to twelve percent. Concerns about an upcoming recession, rising consumer prices, rising interest rates and geopolitical conflicts have triggered the reversal.

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FvS Wealth Price Index for Germany

The trend reversal on the markets for real and financial assets continued in the second quarter of 2022. Compared with the prior-year quarter, the price of private German household wealth rose by only three percent. Just a year ago, asset price inflation amounted to twelve percent. Concerns about an upcoming recession, rising consumer prices, rising interest rates and geopolitical conflicts have triggered the reversal.

FvS Wealth Price Series for the Euro Area

In the second half of 2021, asset price inflation in the euro area again ranked at a record level. In the third quarter, the price of assets held by private households in the euro zone increased by +10.5% year-on-year. At the end of the year, prices were 9.1% higher than at the end of the previous year. Asset price inflation was particularly high in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Greece.

FvS Business Cycle Indicator for Germany

The FvS Konjunkturindikator (FvS-KI) maps the actual economic activity in Germany on a monthly basis, based on a set of hard real economic data. On the basis of the FvS-KI we carry out business cycle dating for Germany.

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We track the development of the real economy in real time. Our activity index and other indicators are updated weekly.

FvS Inflation Tracker

We follow the development of consumer and producer prices. Rising commodity prices can lead to rising wages and thus to rising prices.

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